SOURCE: Curriki


October 04, 2010 03:01 ET

New Teacher-Developed K-12 Open Source Curriculum Available Free to Educators Around the World

Curriki Summer of Content Challenge Recognizes Outstanding Teacher-Developed Curriculum by Publishing and Sharing With Global Audience

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Curriki, a leading online community for creating and sharing K-12 open source curricula, today recognized eleven K-12 teachers with cash awards for their work in developing an instructional unit in science, technology, and math, and ELL/ESL for K-12 grades as part of its 2010 Summer of Content challenge. These new instructional units are featured on and can be used or adapted by teachers across the world to enhance their existing curriculum, saving teachers valuable time and adding interactive, new ideas.

The 2010 Summer of Content awards were granted to instructional units which include support material for teachers such as activities, WebQuests, worksheets, quizzes, and games that will engage students. With a rich and growing library of multi-media (including Khan Academy videos) and text-based content, Curriki has emerged as a destination for students, as well as teachers and parents.

2010 Summer of Content Recipients Focus on Diverse Topics
This year's recipients contributed valuable content to; each unit includes a scope and sequence or table of contents, organized lessons with objectives, handouts and/or online activities for students and assessments. The recipients for 2010 are:

Tiffanie Blake (Oregon)
Grades 6-8 | Technology unit: Enhancing Student Led Parent/Teacher Conferences with Technology

Phillip Cook (Indiana)
Grades 11-12 | Science, Technology unit: Light Emitting Diodes

Joe Estephan (Canada)
Grades 6-8 | Math, Technology unit: Skee-Ball Statistics

Sylvia M. Halsey (Oregon)
Grades 6-12 | Science unit: The Art and Science of Light and Color

Alexandria Lau (California)
Grades 11-12 | ESL/ELL unit: How Do We Progress?

Jesse Mercer (Virginia)
Grades 6-8 | Math unit: The Game of Real Life: Using a Sims Family to Learn Pre-Algebra

Zachary Moore (California)
Grades 6-8 | Science, Math units: Hands-on Waves, Sound and Light; Project-based Pre-algebra; Games of Pre-algebra

Amudha Nagaramjan (India)
Grade 3-5 | Math unit: Animath-e-Magic

Mickey Halsey Randall (Oregon)
Grades 6-10 | Science units: Biomes of the World; A Home for the Seasons

Judith Scharf (New York)
Grade 6-8 | Math, Science, Technology unit: United States Census 2010

Michelle van Ginneken (Canada)
Grade 9-10 | Science unit: Environment Webquest

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